Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/14/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Happy Belated Birthday, Cody!

He turned 25-years old yesterday.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Jackie Robinson by Matt Taylor -- #156


The eighth Jackie Robinson Project 2020 card is now available and it was created by Brighton, UK artist Matt Taylor. He is known for his use of bright and bold colors. Per Print Magazine:
When you find a palette that works for you, you do tend to drift back to it. A large portion of the pieces I’ve done have hot pink, an orange, a teal. Something I always try to steer away from 100 percent black where possible. If it absolutely needs it then I will, but generally, I try to find a really deep blue, or a dark brown, or a dark purple rather than having a straight black. I find it can unbalance an image quite easily if you don’t use it correctly, or if you don’t spread it across the image.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


They say he's locked and loaded for the season.

I recently participated in a roto-league draft and made sure to get Corey Seager. This is his first season back, after a disastrous 2018, so I am expecting big things from him.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 the Dodgers collectively hit a home run in 24 consecutive ballgames. This day's homer was hit by Roy Campanella against Giants pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie. Unfortunately, that would be the only run Brooklyn scores. They would lose 6-1. In 1971 the Dodgers signed future Hall of Fame reliever Hoyt Wilhelm. He would retire a year later at the age of 49. As a Dodger he got into 25 games, recorded four saves, a 1.047 WHIP and an 3.14 ERA. Not too bad for a guy in his middle-ages.
  • Happy Birthday, Scott AlexanderLarry Burright & Bob Bailor!

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/9/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


That was a lot of fun.

last night the Dodgers played a little three-inning intrasquad game at Dodger Stadium and it was glorious. I miss these guys. You can watch the game here.

Photo above of Justin Turner via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1996 Dodger catcher Mike Piazza is crowned the All-Star Game MVP. He lead the National League to a 6-0 victory by slugging a solo home run in the 2nd inning and a two-out RBI double in the 3rd inning. You can watch Piazza All-Star highlights and an postgame interview hereIn 2011 Juan Uribe broke up a potential no-no with two outs in the ninth inning against the Padres by walloping a double. Then the Dodgers proceeded to win the game, 1-0 (boxscore), on a walk-off single by Dioner Navarro
  • Happy BirthdayTurner BarberFred Johnston & Ray Thomas!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

2019 Leaf Valiant Baseball -- All the Dodger Prospects

I don't know why Leaf does this. Once again they release a new card set (just last week), but claim it is a 2019 product. Why? I dunno. Nevertheless, here's a gander at the Dodgers' included in this prospect set. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Base Autographs

#BA-GL1 Gavin Lux        #BA-JL1 Jimmy Lewis

2020 Negro Leagues Legends Baseball Card Set - Jackie and Campy

Here is something completely new. Featured is a Negro League Baseball card set that uses images created by noted Baseball artist Graig Kreindler. In fact, the original portraits can be seen at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) as part of its Centennial Celebration until July 31, 2020. You can purchase a complete set here, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, and the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. Retail price is $59.95 and it is limited to 5,000 sets total. Below is a look at future Dodgers, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. Unfortunately, ballplayers like Don Newcombe or Joe Black are not a part of the set. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

Base

#10 Jackie Robinson - 1945 Kansas City Monarchs (road)